Sunday will mark the 43rd annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts. It will be held, rain or shine, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. behind the Bel Air Town Hall on Hickory Avenue.
The Arts Festival has a reputation of featuring the most accomplished fine artists, craftsmen and photographers in the area. In addition, festival visitors will find a wide assortment of craft work including baskets, furniture, quilts, iron work, florals, holiday decorations and jewelry.
This year’s event will feature a larger jewelry selection. All works are hand crafted and include styles described as contemporary, traditional, Victorian and modern. Jewelry media includes gold, silver, polymer clay, metal clay, paper, wire, fused and flame worked glass, crystals and precious stones.
A variety of food will be available with all sales benefiting the Bel Air Parks and Recreation programs. Concessions will be located in the band shell area of the park. Free shuttle bus service from the MVA parking lot on Route 24 will run continuously throughout the day.
Admission to the festival is free.
There will be continuous live entertainment on the band shell stage with roving entertainment throughout the display areas. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chair or blanket and listen to the scheduled performances.
– 9:30 a.m. Harford Ballet
– 10:00 a.m. Bay City Seven
– 11:30 a.m. Members of Applause
– noon Starlighters
– 12:30 p.m. Sounding Brass
– 1:30 p.m. Upper Chesapeake Chorus of Sweet Adelines
– 2:30 p.m. Chuck Baker Orchestra
– 3:15 p.m. Silver Eagle Cloggers
– 4:00 p.m. Bel Air Community Band